36 Strategies of Ancient China

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The Thirty-Six Strategies of Ancient China is an easy to read and fascinating look at how many of the strategies and tactics mentioned by Sun Tzu in his book The Art Of War, were employed in ancient times. There is a Zen-like simplicity in the book’s structure. Each strategy is also a Chinese proverb and is briefly explained. There follows three or four short anecdotes taken from Chinese and Japanese history which act as teaching tales to show how such strategies can be used.

The Thirty-Six Strategies of Ancient China by Stefan Verstappen, China Books & Periodicals, San Francisco, 1999, ISBN:0-8351-2642-0

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